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    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.

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Backcountry destinations

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Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


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Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Aviation Regulation and Law
Zzz 31 minutes ago View the latest post Today, In Drone News.....
http://abc7.com/news/drone-operator-tak ... er/960511/
Accident Analysis
HighCountryIdaho Yesterday, 21:59pm View the latest post Wire Strike SE Idaho - Fortunate Ending
http://m.localnews8.com/news/small-plan ... HPw.mailto
Here's a little more extensive news report since being pulled from the river
Trip Reports
CamTom12 Yesterday, 21:29pm View the latest post Alaska to Alabama, take two
Dynamic, proactive with the rudder pedals. Just like with the anti-torque pedals at hover. That OH-58 was squirrely too. Apparent brisk walk rate of closure approach keeps power...
Around the Campfire
CamTom12 Yesterday, 21:23pm View the latest post My BCSC - Version 2 (SQ) updated 8/26
I like the black and white as well.
175 magnum Yesterday, 21:11pm View the latest post FS: Gear! Trike Drivers Unite! New Logo in the works
Got 3 more local guys talking serious about the BRUSHPILOT ND stuff when it comes out.
Zzz Yesterday, 21:10pm View the latest post C 170A upgrade to O360
I don't really know anyone who flys out of true backcountry strips at gross weight no matter what they fly.
I think Battson has said he's operated his BH at gross (2500 lbs) in the...
Trip Reports
OregonMaule Yesterday, 20:28pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Look who I ran into at The Airshow of the Cascades. http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/28/74bff50853bf356ee42b15913115f19e.jpg
Airports and Airstrips
blackrock Yesterday, 20:11pm View the latest post Backup Plan Recomendations for Sept Trip
Jake, thanks for that info on the Oregon strips and for the links. Those are certainly helpful.
Rob, that sounds like a great offer. I've thrown out the options to the other pilots...

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A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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Bush Flying Library

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